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Chance to Dance: dance at home

Sheffield’s annual free dance festival Chance to Dance was due to return this May, filling a bunch of the city centre's outdoor spots with music and movement. The 2020 event is now postponed, but its organiser Nisha has pulled together the below list of Sheffield dance culture sessions taking place online – helping you to get dancing at home.

Advice from Nisha before you begin any session:
You are responsible for ensuring the space for the session is suitable and safe. This includes ensuring the space is a sufficient size to accommodate you moving freely and the space should also be free from obstacles/dangerous items. You should ensure that you have warmed up before attempting moves or joining on an online session. The teachers accept no liability for any injuries sustained by those participating in the session, nor do they accept any liability for damage to personal property caused during the online dance session. All under 16s must be supervised during the session by an appropriate adult.

Now, scroll down and see what takes your fancy!

50+ Contemporary Dance with Lucy Haighton
Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays 2–3pm
Join in from home via the Zoom app.
Contact: Lucy Haighton lucyhaighton@gmail.com

5 Rhythms with Sarah Blagg
Mondays 7–9pm, Saturdays 2:15–4pm
5Rhythms dance is a form of Conscious Dance Movement practise. It can be a lovely fun way to move, breathe, dance where there is no way you can get it wrong nor right for that matter. Dancers are encouraged to go at their own pace. 5Rhythms is a practise, the sessions are facilitated rather than a barefoot boogie, yet bursting with opportunities for you to free up your mind, body, spirit through movement.
Contact: Sarah Blagg dancetherhythms@gmail.com / 07758146130

Balkan Weekly Dance by Horo Sheffield
Thursdays 7:30–8:30pm
Regular classes moved online. Informal with some teaching.
Contact: Greg Boyd gregboyd99@aol.co

Bellydance & Dance Fitness with Shimmy School
Weekdays 10am-1pm & 3–5pm
1-2-1 tuition and online dance packages
www.shimmyschool.com

Bollywood / Bellydance / Anydance Goes! with Nisha Lall
Weekdays 2–5pm & 7–9pm
Bollywood – Immerse yourself in the world of Indian Cinema Dance
Bellydance – Mesmerising dance styles from North Africa & the Middle East
AnyDance Goes! – a fun session with dance styles and theme working in rotation every week.
1-2-1 and group tuition available
Contact: Nisha Lall info@nldance.co.uk / 07719149352

Ceroc / Solo Dance / Fitness by Ceroc Heaven
Daily, 10am onwards
Various partner dance, beginners lessons, solo dance and fitness sessions.
Contact: Mark O’Reilly 07801 148 041
www.ceroc.com/diyp

Classical Indian with Sunrit Culture
Weekdays 10am–1pm & 3–5pm
Indian classical Kathak/Bollykathak. 1-2-1 tuition and online sessions via Skype/Google Hangout.
https://sunritculture.wixsite.com/sunrit

Flamenco with Flamenco in Sheffield
Online Flamenco Classes and 1-2-1 tuition available.
Contact: Barbara Thornes flamenco.sheffield@yahoo.com
https://www.flamencoinsheffield.com

Flying High Dance (Parent & Child) with Tara Baker
Fridays 10:30–11:30am
Parent and child creative dance movement sessions via Zoom.
Contact: Tara Baker tarabaker.dance@hotmail.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/FlyingHighDance

Latin & Ballroom / Street with City Limits
https://www.facebook.com/citylimits.dancentre

Urban with She Entertainment
Mondays 7:15pm – Mash It Up Fitness
Tuesdays 5:30pm – BurlyFIT
Thursdays 7pm – Hip Hop / Urban
Saturdays 10:30am – Twerk Factory
Contact: Sarah Hobson shentertainment2016@gmail.com
Taking part in a private Facebook group – request access. Also offering private tutorials for one to one and small groups via Zoom.

Find more on the Chance To Dance Facebook page.

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